A changing market
The rural property market has changed significantly over the last 6 years, with unprecedented demand for farmland increasing values from an average of £2,750 per acre to over £7,000 per acre. This seemingly relentless growth has been driven by strong demand and constricted supply.
These averages mask considerable variations in the real market, where values can vary from £6,000 to over £10,000 per acre. Such variances are not only indicative of regional differences, but also of differences between one parish and the next. Our knowledge and experience of where the buyers are, and what they want, puts us in the perfect position to obtain the best possible price and ensure a successful sale.
Complexities of land ownership
We appreciate that land ownership may span generations and that the decision to sell may be difficult to make. Our involvement often starts well ahead of any marketing, providing the client with all the relevant advice to help the decision making process.
We also understand rural property and the complexities of a disposal. Prior to marketing, we can advise on the technical issues relevant to the property and the client. From taxation, employment law, single farm payments and agri-environmental schemes to tenancy/occupational issues, we can guide you through the complex areas relevant to you.
In acting for buyers, we provide measured advice to ensure a property can be successfully secured at the right price. We can often identify opportunities that may not be on the open market and can advise you on the return on your investment, future farming structure, and strategic management of your asset.
Whether buying or selling, we will be delighted to guide you through the intricate marketplace.